Transport case studies
Learn more about Climate Challenge Fund projects involving transport through video features and downloadable case studies.
The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) has supported projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging members of their community to change their mode of transport to a lower carbon option. These projects involve helping people to move away from travelling alone in cars to fuel efficient driving, lower emissions vehicles, lift sharing, public transport, or active travel like cycling and walking. Some projects have focused on reducing the need to travel in the first place.
You can view video features and downloadable case studies of CCF projects involving transport below.
How can cycling help to build community, make a better, more sustainable Glasgow and contribute to Scotland’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis?
VeloCommunities, the 1,000th project to be awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, aimed to get Glasgow’s commuters out of their cars and onto their bikes to help reduce local carbon emissions. The project was run by Glasgow-based cycling charity Bike for Good.
Theatre-maker Lewis Hetherington and film-maker Geraldine Heaney were embedded in the inspiring work of the VeloCommunities project and have produced two films collaboratively with participants and staff.
The most recent film titled 'Let's Go! A film about cycling, community and climate change', officially launched during Scotland’s Climate Week during a free event at Bike For Good South on 12 October.
The first film titled 'VeloCommunities' was premiered at the 2018 CCF Gathering.
We were delighted to have Shgufta Anwar from Bike for Good and Ben Twist from Creative Carbon Scotland at the CCF Gathering in 2018 to talk about the VeloCommunities CCF project and how it is being documented through the embedded artist project.
Go Green Low Carbon Travel Project
Edinburgh College Students' Association run the Go Green Low Carbon Travel Project to help students to travel to college more sustainably. We were pleased to speak to Project Co-ordinator, Alex Luetchford at the CCF Transport Gathering that took place at Soulriders Scotland in 2018 and learn more about the project.
Blackhill's Growing, Cycling and Cooking
St Paul's Youth Forum are helping the community of Blackhill to reduce their carbon emissions through their Blackhill's Growing, Cycling and Cooking project. We were pleased to hear more about the project from Mel Hall and Joe Lowitt when they presented at the 2018 Climate Challenge Fund Food Gathering held at the Ecology Centre, Fife.
Healthy Living and Sustaining East Renfrewshire
The Healthy Living and Sustaining East Renfrewshire project was run by Woodfarm Education Centre and won the Travel Category at the CCF Awards in 2018. The project included initiatives to increase levels of sustainable travel through cycle skills training, walking clubs and promotion of public transport. The project also delivered a variety of events to help the community increase understanding of climate change and move towards low carbon living. Find out more about Woodfarm Education Centre's current CCF activities here.
The B/Spoke project run by Soulriders Scotland was awarded CCF grants to reduce carbon emissions by promoting and supporting sustainable transport amongst ethnic minorities in Greater Glasgow to encourage a shift away from car travel.
Big Wheels Keep on Turning
Tweeddale Youth Action, in the Scottish Borders won the Travel Category at the 2017 CCF Awards for their Big Wheels Keep on Turning project. The project helped to increase understanding of climate change amongst young people in a fun way and raised awareness of the need to reduce carbon emissions.
Go Bycycle was run by Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop, Inverness. This was a two year project promoting cycling to work and school as a travel choice and a contributory factor to a healthy, happy lifestyle when combined with eating local produce.
Local Energy Action Plan
Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) in Lochwinnoch, provided free energy efficiency advice to four local communities as well as a car club, reducing carbon footprint and bills while improving local transport options.
Cycling into Sustainability
Cycling into Sustainability was a project run by Fallin Community Enterprises Recyle-a-Bike. This project worked with local communities in Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk to promote cycling as a healthy, lower carbon form of travel and a first choice for local journeys.
Downloadable case studies of CCF projects:
A Better Way to Work - run by Glasgow Bike Station. Helping people move away from their cars towards lower carbon forms of transport.
CATCA CREATES (Carbon Reductions Exploring Active Travel and Energy Savings). In partnership with Sustrans Scotland the project works with schools and businesses in Larbert and Stenhousemuir to encourage lower carbon travel by bike through cycle training, route planning and maintenance workshops.
Go Bycycle - run by Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop, Inverness. A two year project promoted cycling to work and school as a travel choice and a contributory factor to a healthy, happy lifestyle when combined with eating local produce.